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New SSA chief eyes bigger S'pore role

Esben Poulsson talks about promoting maritime listings on the local bourse and ship owners' compliance with the sulphur cap.

The SSA president's confidence in establishing Singapore as a ship finance hub is built on the port nation's success in having drawn over 130 international shipping groups to set up operational bases here. More than 20 banks with ship finance portfolios are operating out of Singapore. Seven out of 13 international P&I (protection and indemnity insurance) clubs have established offices here.

SSA president Esben Poulsson believes it is time for Singapore to stake a claim among the leading destinations for maritime equity listings in order to reaffirm the nation's status as a top international maritime centre.

TWO months into his term as president of the Singapore Shipping Association, Esben Poulsson sat down with the Maritime Port Authority and Singapore Exchange for a chat on promoting maritime listings on the Singapore bourse.

The September discussion also marked one of the first formal...

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